I have a friend who taught me a rule. To chuckle quietly when every anybody says “just.” As in “The job is just dealing with the machine crashes.” It’s a good rule. In particular the quiet part!
There is a curiousity. It has two parts. First, that people who don’t understand the work often underestimate it’s complexity. So they say things like “We should just slap a new Ajax UI on this thing.” Meanwhile, the people who are competent in a given craft can actually do magical things in short order; which oddly encourages the folks in the first bucket.
This is also a good example of one unfortunate side effects of all methods for impulse control. They all suck the spontaneity out of life and turn you into an old fart.